Adventure

Public Access TV show "Weirdness Really Bad Movie" hosts public domain movies and ads clean comedy sketches enjoyable for the whole family. Today's film is the East Side Kids 1941 "Spooks Run Wild" with Bela Lugosi.

The copyright expired and was not renewed, so the film fell into "public domain", meaning that virtually anyone could copy it and sell it without having to pay royalties. That's why there are so so many shoddy, badly cut, grainy copies of it on the market, put out mainly by companies that specialize in public-domain films.

Stars - ROBERT LOWERY - PHYLLIS BROOKS - MARY TREEN - JOE SAWYER - ROGER PRYOR - RALPH SANFORD - EDWARD GARGAN 'A BLOCK-BUSTER OF HIGH TENSION THRILLS!' "Years after a terrible accident that claimed the life of a coworker, plant rigger Robert Lowery labors under the burden of being blamed for the employee's death. Suddenly, Lowery is afforded the opportunity to redeem his honor, and he seizes it." from TCM

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050497/ AN EXCITING STORY!.. Of Passionate Love...and High-Adventure in the South Pacific! Jon Hall, who starred in several exotic adventure-romances with Dorothy Lamour and Maria Montez in the thirties and forties, seems to have had a dual purpose in making this rather retro sarong film.

Despite the title, this one's more of a seafaring adventure than a horror movie. This is an edited version of "Sea Fiend (1936)". This print is a little faded in places, but still watchable. Taken from a VHS source.

Fred MacMurray and Claire Trevor are caught in Mexican dope-smuggling ring, fearing each other is involved, but both undercover agents. Cast includes Raymond Burr. For more info on this film see its IMDB.com entry

After the original 1950 copyright lapsed in the 1970's, the film was considered to be in the public domain, and so found its way into the inventory of countless independent videotape and DVD distributors.

Third in a series of Italian science fiction films clearly inspired by Star Wars. This entry features a couple of comical robots. Three other films in the series are #1 War of the Planets (aka Cosmos 1977), #2 War of the Robots (1978) and #4 Beast in Space (1980). The series is most famous for its gold skinned blond androids and the use of reflective "light sabers".

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.

An American (Ralph Forbes) joins the French Foreign Legion in order to rescue a boyhood friend.

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